New English The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec trailer
There's a new lyrically voiced trailer for The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, the French, female, Indiana Jones character who was first written way back in 1972. The character was a rather cynical investigative journalist who ended up investigating criminal activity mixed with strange stories of the occult.
The film version takes the core of the character and brings her to the screen in a big French action-adventure film that has huge potential for a franchise, but will this first film get the exposure it deserves?
You would hope so, especially judging from the trailers we've seen so far, and this new English language one that poetically tells us the story along with some great images from the film itself.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec has been written and directed by Luc Besson, no he's not just produced and co-written and passed the film onto another new director, this one is all him and he's assembled a strong cast in front of the camera too.
It does look good and this new trailer reinforces that, however early reviews and comments haven't been overwhelming, which I really hoped that they were going to be.
I know that it will at least play in some of the more exclusive cinemas, for Edinburgh we'll see it in cinemas like the Picture House's Cameo and the Filmhouse, so you just need to keep your eye on your local independent cinema for the title.
What do you think? Is it deserving of a wider audience? Surely films like this with a bigger scope should be seen in more cinemas and have releases as wide as major blockbusters? Oh, but then it has subtitles, and many audiences don't like to read, they like to be spoon-fed.